Agave palmeri is the largest species of agave in the United States. The green or bluish green foliage are nearly 3 feet long. They grow upward and outwards to create a large plant several feet across. Closely-spaced, red-tipped teeth run along the edges, the tip is reddish brown and 2 inches long. It flowers only once with a tall stem and yellowish green flowers that attract hummingbirds, butterflies and bats.
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
They also attract bats and other beneficial insects
Interesting blue-gray-green evergreen foliage
Drought tolerant and very low maintenance
Terrific in decorative containers
Found in grassland, oak woodland, mountain foothills, well drained soils, between 3,000 and 6,000 feet elevation.
Century plants such as this provided Native Americans in the Southwest with food, beverages, fiber, soap, medicine, and lances.
Plant in a lean, well-drained soil where it will get plenty of sun and heat.